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The Verde Independent | Cottonwood, Arizona
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Changing times brings High Times to Cottonwood
iGrow owner Ian Pedersen looks to the future while providing current hydroponic and wellness needs. (Courtesy photo)
iGrow owner Ian Pedersen looks to the future while providing current hydroponic and wellness needs. (Courtesy photo)
COTTONWOOD - When owner and master horticulturist Ian Pedersen swung-open the doors to iGro Hydroponics, he did so with the mission, "I grow where the individual grows."

And "where the individual grows" could mean anything from an organic tomato garden to a fledgling medical cannabis business.

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Local | Regional | State

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• Report: Arizona beer has an economic kick, too, in terms of jobs, taxes
• Court Docket 8-28-15
• Montezuma Castle, Tuzigoot begin Every Kid In a Park Initiative
• Cannon Family Chuckwagon plans stop at Clemenceau Heritage Museum Oct. 3
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Editorials | Letters | Commentary

• Commentary: A tale of 2 cities
• Letter: Camp Verde should start with Declaration of Independence
• Letter: If 'efficiency' is not satisfying rationale for locating classes in Verde, then what is?
• Commentary: Civic engagement matters ... always
• Commentary: Decline in driving, increase in public transit in Arizona
• Editorial: Numbers reflect success of Yavapai Food Council
• Correction
• Letter: Students here want nothing more than same education opportunities available in Prescott
• Letter: Talk about our school system going to pot

Business & Economy

• Stacey Vincent joins Cottonwood Country Bank
• Market Place on SR 260 offers WiFi coffee bar, craft beer to-go and drive-thru option
• Barb Dember resigns as president, CEO of Verde Valley Medical Center; Sue Maiden named interim hospital administrator
• Ritter recognized by Creighton University
• From cats to dogs and all in between
• Butler-Leavitt helps local charity through Claw Community Award
• Butler-Leavitt Insurance Agency receives Agency of the Year Award
• C&B Construction repeats as national winner
• Miracles Happen thrift store opens doors in Cottonwood

What's Happening | People, Places & Past | Verde Valley's Amazing Grapes

• Biking the Verde Valley
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• What's Happening: Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015
• Cracks in the foundation
• Apache Elder Vincent Randall shares his people's journey, family stories over the centuries
• Jerry Doerksen -- a fireman's fireman -- calls it a career
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The Villager

• Cyclists navigate golf course for Sedona Bike & Brew event
• National Monument fallacies vs. facts
• YCSO Forest Patrol, Sedona Fire rescue injured Bell Rock hiker
• Food Neighbors next collection effort Aug. 8
• Can Dark-Sky compliant lighting still be safe?
• Can Dark-Sky compliant lighting still be safe?
• Celebrating with our community
• Call for leadership to serve Village
• Vet brings high-tech practice to VOC

Kudos Spotlight

• World renowned jazz vocalist Jeri Brown makes her Sedona debut Saturday at Reds
• Ratliff Gallery presents new works by international sculptor Robert Holmes
• Film Festival presents 'Jimmy's Hall' and 'Best of Enemies' Aug. 28-Sept. 2
• Sedona Film Festival presents 'Amy' encore screenings Aug. 31
• Film Festival presents free lecture 'I See You: The Power of Human Connection' by Leon Logothetis Sept. 1
• 'The Singing Chef' -- Andy LoRusso headlines Sedona Film Festival event at Hilton Sept. 5
• Living Room Music Festival features who's-who of Verde Valley music talent
• Aravaipa: San Carlos band sweeps Southwest like a range fire
• Maestro Andrew Sweeney returns to Vino Di Sedona Thursday night

Local | Regional

• Cottonwood softball back in action
• Camp Verde Soccer plays in three-way scrimmage with Payson, Phoenix Country Day
• Teen fighter wins at 'Battle in the Pines'
• Weekend Wars
• Marauders take down Falcons
• Camp Verde stung by Sedona
• Mingus Union to open up 2015 season at home against Cactus Shadows Falcons
• Camp Verde faces off with Sedona Red Rock to kick-off 2015 season
• CORRECTION: HDH Kickboxing just getting started


• Obituary: Mark Edward Breidenbaugh
• Obituary: Mildred Headington
• Obituary: Eleanor Lucille Prochnow Durkee (1920-2015)
• Obituary: Susan Jean Zeck (1951-2015)
• Obituary: Jerome 'Jerry' Lally (1950-2015)
• Obituary: Winifred Straub
• Obituary: Mark Gaffney
• Obituary: Norma (Mock) Steagall
• Obituary: Robert Russell Beebe and Mary Waldron Bennett

Special Coverage
Galleries | Videos | Projects

• Sedona Pathways ... our daily journey Aug. 27, 2015
• Sedona Pathways ... our daily journey Aug. 26, 2015
• Verde Heritage -- 1865: First Lieutenant Antonio Abeytia, Part 2
• Sedona Pathways ... our daily journey Aug. 25, 2015
• Verde Heritage -- 1865: First Lieutenant Antonio Abeytia, Part 1
• Sedona Pathways ... our daily journey Aug. 21, 2015
• Sedona Pathways ... our daily journey Aug. 21, 2015
• Verde Heritage -- 1914: JEROME BUSINESS CONDITIONS
• Sedona Pathways ... our daily journey Aug. 17, 2015

Anniversaries | Births | Community Interest

• Brandon Testa earns Doctoral Degree in Naturopathic Medicine
• Allan Marx wins Heart of the Community award
• Tyler Lewis accepted to EAA Advanced Air Academy
• New Arrival
• Welcome to the Family
• Welcome Addition: Casey Connor Johnson
• New Arrival: Catalina Amani Honadick

Storm is a splash
Storm is a splash
The weather got wacky in the Verde Valley on Wednesday after several small monsoons watered the Cottonwood during the day and stronger storm made the home commute interesting for motorists in the afternoon. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

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